Sunday, April 08, 2007

For the Birds!

Gail Simone's leaving The Birds, Gentle Reader.

I would be absolutely devastated about this, Friends, except for the following two Reveals in her interview:

1) Sean McKeever's taking over, and I trust him to maintain the high quality of writing we see with Ms. Simone's run on BOP. As I'm sure many of you know, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane is one of This Humble Author's favorite comic series. His writing is fun, poignant, witty, charming, and intelligent, all at the same time.

Yes, of course, Ms. Reads, you're saying. That's well and good. The Birds will be written by an author of similar quality. But why does her departure from the Birds not make you devastated?

Well, Friends, that's quite simple, really.

2) Ms. Simone says she's leaving the Birds for a Dream Gig on a Dream Book.

Say it's Wonder Woman, Ms. Simone. Please. Please, say it's Wonder Woman, or a Big Barda title. Or a Batgirl title. Or Supergirl. Or...

That is to say, if Ms. Simone's happy with the choice, I *know* I will be happy.

Thanks to Shelly for the news and interview link!

2 comments:

Scott said...

The top two contenders seem to be Wonder Woman or a Marvel Family title. I don't know why she had to quit Birds, though. Isn't her Gen 13 run only for a year?

By the way, I finally read Rose & Thorn. Whatever became of her? Them? Whatever?

Amy Reads said...

Hi Scott,
The top two contenders seem to be Wonder Woman or a Marvel Family title. I don't know why she had to quit Birds, though. Isn't her Gen 13 run only for a year?

I'm not sure about Gen 13. And it's WW! Officially! Huzzah!

By the way, I finally read Rose & Thorn. Whatever became of her? Them? Whatever?

I don't know, exactly. That title was really one of my first introductions to Gail Simone, and it was damn fine.
Ciao,
Amy